Did emails get lost? maillog does not contain enough information

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  • I sent 50 emails at the same time, but maillog showed only eight emails had been delivered.
  • There were only eight log messages, which include "status=sent".
  • Did the 42 messages get lost?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • postfix
  • systemd-journald
  • rsyslog

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